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Rodney Atkins “Music City Gives Back” Gets a New Date and Becomes Official Nashville Predators Tailgate

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This year’s previously announced “Music City Gives Back” concert, Rodney Atkins’ seventh annual summer jam benefiting W.O. Smith Music School, has changed dates to accommodate the Nashville Predators advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The event will now serve as the official Nashville hockey tailgate and will take place on Monday, June 5 with music kicking off at 1 p.m. and wrapping just before the game. The hockey match will then broadcast live on the MCGB stage immediately after.

The Music City Gives Back concert will close with multi-Platinum “More Girls Like You” singer/songwriter Kip Moore and will take place at 5th Ave. and Broadway. The tailgate will kick off with an autograph signing by select artists at 10 a.m. where guests can have a drink, get some food and meet their favorite artists.

Atkins will also perform during the June 5 show, with Cole Taylor, Brett Young, Granger Smith, and newly added Walker McGuire rounding out the 2017 lineup.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Carl Black Chevrolet, Wrangler and Ally are returning for the seventh year as presenting sponsors for Music City Gives Back with Rocky Ridge Trucks coming in as Music City Gives back’s newest sponsor.  Carl Black Chevrolet will stream the performances and behind the scenes interviews live on both and TuneIn Radio’s Country Roads, and Wrangler will stream live on

Returning media partners NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON will also be on site to emcee the event and introduce the star-studded line up. For continuing updates, follow Music City Gives Back at, on Twitter @MusicCityGB and on Instagram @MusicCityGivesBack.

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